Bug: PWA WebAPK installation fails

On Samsung devices where Samsung Internet can sign WebAPKs and install them as regular apps (not just home screen shortcuts), the installation fails for some PWAs.
From what I suspect, if the manifest contains share_target, which is utilised by the Web Share Target API, the issue occurs.

An example PWA with the issue is https://mconverter.eu. When I try to install it from the toolbar icon, I get a notification with the text “Failed to download.”

Hello @mar1591347657,

Hope you are doing well! We are very sorry to hear about your issue.
We are currently communicating with the development team and hope to share a solution with you as soon as it is available. Thank you for your patience.

Best Regards,
Shuvo
Samsung Developer Program

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Hello @mar1591347657,

Hope you are doing well! We are excited to inform you that your issue regarding PWA app installation has been fixed in the latest Samsung Internet Browser update. Please update to v12.1.2.5 and try again and your PWA app should get installed correctly without any errors.

Best Regards,
Shuvo
Samsung Developer Program

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Thank you! I can confirm it works in the updated version.

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